May 23, 2017


Letter from Germany: ASKING MYSELF (Tự vấn)

Letter from Germany: ASKING MYSELF (Tự vấn)

Dear holy Guru

My sincere thanks for teaching the Dharma and the translation. For my understanding, practicing the recitation of Buddha’s teaching is the key. We come to this world empty-handed, and we leave this world empty-handed. In this sense, we can practice the Dharma properly. Our parents our schools and much more taught us values. We learned how to suffer. We judged and condemned because our fears were our values. Our ego grew bigger. We became blind and felt that we were carrying all of this within ourselves. We wanted to be free from suffering. The Dharma taught me to think about my values ​​so far. I began to recite and I questioned my values. The Dharma helped me find my inner balance again. What is a real treasure? They are the Dharma who guide me. The true values ​​are in each of us. We have to complete them through proper meditation by acquiring knowledge and reciting. The recognition of the four noble truths. Everyone can learn the Dharma. We have received the foundations and only if we make them our center we will succeed. If we run with a broken container to the well to bring water, we will be unsuccessful. May the teachings of Buddha reach the whole world May all beings be free from suffering. May you be a blessed Guru with health
Om Mani Padme Hum. Om Mani Padme Hum. Om Mani Padme Hum

Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

Song Nguyen Tantra House at night

Tantra Mikaya (Jane)

Vietnamese translation (by Mat Dieu Hang):

  1. Mật Thuỷ says:

    Dear Tantra Mikaya,
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It’s great that in this life we have a precious chance living with human life, especially to believe in Buddha’s teachings, and now we meet a Guru who guide us the way to be free from suffering. So if we miss this great chance of this life, we really don’t know when and how to find this again. I agree with you that we should be diligent but shouldn’t learn Dharma with “a broken container”.
    Hope that we can share more in
    May our Guru and his consort live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings never return emty-handed from a land rich in precious gems!

    • Tantra Mikaya (jane) says:

      Thank for your comment. I am happy to read. . Yes with the help and teaching from our Guru I am sure I can learn more and make sure for a better life witout suffering. May our Guru always be in good health. I send cordial greetings from Germany. I will follow the path of Buddha, and as often as I can, I will leave a mail. May you be blessed and in good health.

  2. Dear Tantra Mikaya,

    I am happy to know that you finally found your inner balance again.

    What most impresses me is that you shown your respect to our Guru. With the respect to Guru alone, all the blessing will pour to us.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature!

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Tantra Mikaya (jane) says:

      My deep Thanks for your comment. I promise allways to trust and to believe in the words of our holy Guru. His values and wise words had give me Power. I read a lot of Buddhism and some is difficult from Europe but I will learn and make what our holy Guru teach to us

      May all be happy and free from suffering. May our Guru lifes long
      Om Mani Padme Hum

  3. Dear Tantra Mikaya,

    It’s great to know your appreciation of Buddhist Dharma value, specifically the Tibetan Buddhism we are following. Unlike ordinary yoga, Tibetan Yoga or Tibetan Buddhism has both meditative and spiritual benefits. Practicing Tibetan Yoga will help us readjust our body, speech and mind in the right orbit of Dharma or in other words, a transformation of our mind. And when our mind is transformed, we will be less and no longer mentally attached or craved to things or phenomena. This will bring back our inner balance as you said. It’s not by chance the Sutra on the Eight Realizations of Great Beings stressed that: “Always satisfy with what we have; peaceful with poverty and uphold the Dharma; wisdom is the only concern.” The Indian Master Tilopa also said: “The problem is not enjoyment but the attachment.” Of course, you need refuge in a real (authentic) Guru if you want to get a true inner balance because without him, you and I will never know boundless and profound meanings of the Buddha’s teachings though living for hundreds or thousands of kalpas. Thanks for your great comment.

    May the Guru and his consort live long the sake of sentient beings.
    May Tantra Mikaya achieve legitimate wishes and get progress in the path of cultivation
    May all sentient beings be enlightened by the Buddha’s wisdom.
    Om Ah Hum

  4. Dear Tantra Mikaya,

    I am happy to read your sharing. I agree with you that Dharma heps us get the inner balance. Moreover, the true Guru is necessary for those people who want to follow the spiritual path. “When the Guru gives advice, then all the Buddhas give advice, and when the Guru gives teachings, that is all the Buddhas’ action. So you have to always think that way and respect the Guru that way.” said Lama Zopa. 

    It is important for us to have the right attitude towards learning from the Guru. As you wrote: “if we run with a broken container to well to bring water, we will be unsuccessful”. If we read and listen to the Guru’s sermons with the attitude of “broken container”, we will get nothing and then we continue wandering in samsara filled with sufferings.

    It is great that you treasure the Guru’s teachings and Dharma values. I am delighted with your diligence of reading, thinking and writing. I am looking forward to reading your sharing more. Thank you so much for your comment.

    May the Guru and his consort live long for the benefit of all sentient beings

    May Tantra Mikaya attain all legitimate wishes and have the joy that arises from making progress on a clear and structured path that leads to full enlightenment.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Tantra Mikaya (jane) says:

      Thank you very much for your comment. I’ve been very happy about it. I will always look with a lot of respect and respect for our Guru. His valuable hints and teachings accompany me and I always try to be careful. May you have a wonderful evening and receive my gratitude.

      May our Guru be happy and with good healthy. Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Santo Guru : Profundo Agradecimiento por enseñar el Dharma de una forma clara y sencilla. Con tanta sabiduria , Amor y compasion . Aparecimos en este mundo , con nuestros profundos miedos, con nuestro sufrimiento, juzgamos y condenamos. Nuestro ego era un ciego caminando por una cornisa. …Queriamos ser libres de sufrimiento…Entonces lo unico que importaba era el Dharma y con el Dharma aparecio el Maestro. Con la ayuda incondicional y el respeto profundo al Maestro,empezamos a transitar un camino muy dificil pero fascinante. “La Joya que concede todos los deseos”…El verdadero Guru es necesario para aquellas personas que desean seguir un camino espiritual .Cuando el Guru da consejos ,entonces todos los Budas dan consejos, y cuando el Guru da enseñanzas esa es, toda la accion de los Budas.Asi que siempre debo pensar de esa manera y respetar al Guru, dijo Lama Zopa. Es importante tener la actitud correcta , para aprender del Guru. Si corremos con un contenedor roto para llevar agua , no tendremos exito. Atesorar las enseñanzas del guru y los Valores del Dharma es absolutamente grandioso. Que el Guru este feliz y viva por muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes.Que todos los seres sintientes logren la felicidad de la Naturaleza de Buda .OM MANI PADME HUM

  6. Lan Trần says:

    Dear Tantra Mikaya,

    I like reading your beautiful thoughts about drama, Guru and the inner peace you have gained since the day you put your first step into dharma gate. I strongly agree with you that everyone can learn to practice dharma. However, it is just happened when people realize the four noble truths which are existential to guide all sentient beings to go out of ignorant forest. I hope that more and more people be blessed by Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

    May Tantra Mikaya be successful in life.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.


  7. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    It’s well said that we should not carry broken container to bring water from the well. In the same way we must wholeheartedly practice Dharma so we can move towards liberation path without facing much difficulty.

    May Guru live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Aman Prakash says:

    Dear guru

    I am very thankful for this article. I bow my head on your lotus feet.

    Great thoughts by miyaka. I have read a quote few times ago” one can go far away from dhamma practice but he can’t go away from his karma.” Dhamma is only way to transform our bad karma and liberate from this egoistic mind. I personally think there must be a good karma made by me in past so that I am in present receiving teachings from guru. We have to practice bodhichita, renunciation and yidam visualisation in order to obey guru blessings. The Budha teachings are based on middle way. Everyone should have to know guru teachings.

    May guru and dakini live long for the sake of all sensient being attain.

    May all sensient being attain true nature.

    Om Mani padme hum

  9. Josh says:

    Thank you for sharing , in today’s world it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. I agree that following dharma helps one to find the inner balance that so many of us are missing.

    Om mani padme hum

  10. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    my name is Tantra Ashihata.

    I appreciate you for this wonderful article you have given to us.  The most understandable thing in this article is we come on this earth with nothing and we are leaving with nothing.

    May we live to practice dharma till we die.

    May Guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient being  and may all sentient being free from suffering.

    Om mani padme hum.


  11. Tantra Mishataru says:

    Dear Tantra Mikaya,

    I am so honoured and delightful to hear how dharma has helped you and opened a new path of wisdom into your life. I am so happy to have met our Guru. With him our Journey to enlightenment will become an easy road and to overcome any hurdles in life with strength and dharma wisdoms.

    Dear Holy Guru, I bow my head to your lotus feet. May your teaching spread to all sentient beings and freed from all sufferings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  12. Mật Tấn Sơn (Đỗ Trường Giang) says:

    Dear Guru,

    I read this article.

    Thank you so much.

    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May Covid-19 pandemic soon be over.

    Om mani padme hum

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